Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Waiting on Wednesday - Transgender Lives by Kirstin Cronn-mills

Well, I think we can say we're officially back on track with our "Waiting On" Wednesday spotlight posts, and it's nice to have new titles worth looking forward to! For those of you unfamiliar with the meme, WOW is for upcoming releases that everyone's excited about (created by Jill at Breaking The Spine)

What we're excited about this week is Transgender Lives: Complex Stories, Complex Voices by Kirstin Cronn-mills, coming Aug 1st:

"I didn't hear the word transgender until I was eighteen, when a person I was dating came out as trans. My boyfriend came out as my girlfriend, and I thought, 'What . . . is that?' She said, 'I just don't think I'm a man.' And I said, 'Guess what? Neither do I.' And then the skies parted, and I understood who I was."—Katie Burgess, nonprofit director and community activist/organizer

Meet Katie, Hayden, Dean, Brooke, David, Julia, and Natasha. Each is transgender, and in this book, they share their personal stories. Through their narratives, you'll get to know and love each person for their humor, intelligence, perseverance, and passion. You'll learn how they each came to better understand, accept, and express their gender identities, and you'll follow them through the sorrows and successes of their personal journeys.

Transgender Lives helps you understand what it means to be trans* in America while learning more about transgender history, the broad spectrum of transgender identities, and the transition process. You'll explore the challenges transgender Americans face, including discrimination, prejudice, bullying and violence, unequal access to medical care, and limited legal protections. For transgender readers, these stories offer support and encouragement. Transgender Lives is a space for trans* voices to be heard and to express the complexities of gender while focusing on what it means to be human.

How about you? What are you waiting for?


  1. It sounds like it will be really heart wrenching and I've been looking for a good tug at your heart strings read! Thanks for sharing!


  2. Yes! This sounds very interesting. Good share! Happy reading.
    Waiting on Weds @Libby Blog